Old Mutual Careers Nar Me – Head of Responsible Investments

Website Old Mutual

Job Description:

Preference may be given to appropriately qualified, previously disadvantaged candidates, in accordance with OML’s commitment to Employment Equity. Suitably qualified candidates are invited to apply giving full details of qualifications and working experience.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Drive and represent OML in industry discussions/lobbying on SRI/ESG investment principles e.g. CRISA, UNPRI
  • Ensure that asset owner investment strategies are consistent and compliant with OML corporate governance guidelines and policies and relevant legislation/industry codes
  • Ensure that RI is adequately included in our assessments of external asset managers who have access to our platforms
  • Serve as a lead spokesperson for OML on Climate Change and other RI postures of the Group
  • Serve as the leading authority and spokesperson for OML on all things RI related with a special focus on Climate Change. The role will influence and drive the Group’s asset owner response to RI/Climate Change (primarily for policyholder and secondarily with shareholder), collaborating with our asset managers aiming to establish a leading position for OML on the continent
  • Work with the Investment Strategy Team (IST) to drive and implement the asset owner strategies in respect of RI and Climate Change and helping to inform asset allocation strategies across varied asset classes

Job Requirements:

  • Asset Management experience will be an advantage
  • 10+ years corporate experience at an Executive level
  • Deep knowledge of responsible investment practices, regulations and understanding trends and actions taken by competitors across the financial services industry
  • Passion for ESG/RI issues
  • Ability to influence all levels of the organization to understand the benefits of our approaches to deliver increased sustainability reputation for OML
  • Experience in the field of Climate Change/ESG/RI areas and the associated science

Job Details:

Company: Old Mutual

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, SA

Application Deadline: N/A

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